DA facing reckless driving, ethics charges pleas not guilty

District Attorney Francesca Estevez represents the Sixth Judicial District - covering Grant, Hidalgo and Luna counties.

SILVER CITY, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico District Attorney facing charges after a bizarre traffic stop waived her appearance in court Monday and instead had her attorney file a plea of not guilty on her behalf.

Estevez is charged with reckless driving and ethics violations related to a traffic stop last June. Estevez was driving her state-owned car on her day-off, when she was spotted speeding and driving into oncoming traffic. One officer thought she looked like she was drunk, but police never charged her or even gave her a DWI test.

Estevez’ lawyer claims she’s being targeted for openly criticizing the way officers in a local drug task force were storing evidence.

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